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On the normal and the pathological

Author: Georges Canguilhem
Publisher: Dordrecht, Holland ; Boston : D. Reidel Pub. Co, ©1978.
Series: Studies in the history of modern science, v. 3.
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Canguilhem, Georges, 1904-1995.
On the normal and the pathological.
Dordrecht, Holland ; Boston : D. Reidel Pub. Co, ©1978
(OCoLC)654692500
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georges Canguilhem
ISBN: 9027709076 9789027709073 9027709084 9789027709080
OCLC Number: 4114560
Notes: Translation of Le normal et le pathologique, being in part the author's thesis, Strasbourg, 1943, with 3 additional essays.
Description: xxv, 208 pages : portrait ; 23 cm.
Contents: Section I Essay on Some Problems Concerning the Normal and the Pathological (1943).- Preface to the Second Edition (1950).- One. Is the Pathological State Merely a Quantitative Modification of the Normal State?.- I. Introduction to the problem.- II. Auguste Comte and 'Broussais's principle'.- III. Claude Bernard and experimental pathology.- IV. The conceptions of Rene Leriche.- V. Implications of the theory.- Two. Do Sciences of the Normal and the Pathological Exist?.- I. Introduction to the problem.- II. A critical examination of certain concepts: the normal, anomaly, and disease; the normal and the experimental.- III. Norm and average.- IV. Disease, cure, health.- V. Physiology and pathology.- Conclusion.- Section II New Reflections on the Normal and the Pathological (1963-1966).- Twenty years later...- I. From the social to the vital.- II. On organic norms in man.- III. A new concept in pathology: error.- Epilogue.- Notes to Section I.- Bibliography to Section I.- Notes to Section II.- Bibliography to Section II.- Glossary of Medical Terms.- Index of Names.
Series Title: Studies in the history of modern science, v. 3.
Other Titles: Normal et le pathologique.
Responsibility: Georges Canguilhem ; translated from the French by Carolyn R. Fawcett ; with editorial collaboration of Robert S. Cohen ; and with an introd. by Michel Foucault.

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